Safety Assessment of Synthetic Fluorphlogopite as Used in Cosmetics

Lillian C. Becker, Wilma F. Bergfeld, Donald V. Belsito, Ronald A. Hill, Curtis D. Klaassen, Daniel C. Liebler, James G. Marks, Ronald C. Shank, Thomas J Slaga, Paul W. Snyder, F. Alan Andersen, Lillian J. Gill

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel (the Panel) reviewed the safety of synthetic fluorphlogopite as used in cosmetics. Synthetic fluorphlogopite functions as a bulking agent and a viscosity-increasing agent. The Panel reviewed available animal and human data related to this ingredient along with a previous safety assessment of other magnesium silicates. The Panel concluded that synthetic fluorphlogopite was safe as cosmetic ingredients in the practices of use and concentration as given in this safety assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)43S-52S
JournalInternational Journal of Toxicology
StatePublished - Nov 1 2015
Externally publishedYes



  • cosmetics
  • safety
  • synthetic fluorphlogopite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

Cite this

Becker, L. C., Bergfeld, W. F., Belsito, D. V., Hill, R. A., Klaassen, C. D., Liebler, D. C., Marks, J. G., Shank, R. C., Slaga, T. J., Snyder, P. W., Andersen, F. A., & Gill, L. J. (2015). Safety Assessment of Synthetic Fluorphlogopite as Used in Cosmetics. International Journal of Toxicology, 34, 43S-52S.